11 (A)Afflicted one, storm-tossed, and (B)not comforted,
Behold, I will set your stones in antimony,
And I will (C)lay your foundations with [a](D)sapphires.
12 Moreover, I will make your battlements of [b]rubies,
And your gates of [c]crystal,
And your entire [d]wall of precious stones.
13 (E)All your sons will be [e]taught by the Lord;
And the well-being of your sons will be (F)great.
14 In (G)righteousness you will be established;
You will be far from (H)oppression, for you will (I)not fear;
And from (J)terror, for it will not come near you.
15 If anyone fiercely attacks you, it will not be from Me.
(K)Whoever attacks you will fall because of you.
16 Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals
And produces a weapon for its work;
And I have created the destroyer to inflict ruin.
17 (L)No weapon that is formed against you will succeed;
And you will condemn (M)every tongue that [f]accuses you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their (N)vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

The Free Offer of Mercy

55 [g]You there! Everyone who (O)thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have (P)no [h]money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy (Q)wine and milk
(R)Without money and without cost.
Why do you [i]spend money for what is (S)not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and (T)eat what is good,
And (U)delight yourself in abundance.
(V)Incline your ear and come to Me.
Listen, that [j]you may (W)live;
And I will make (X)an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the (Y)faithful mercies [k]shown to David.
Behold, I have made (Z)him a witness to the peoples,
A (AA)leader and commander for the peoples.
Behold, you will call a (AB)nation you do not know,
And a nation which does not know you will (AC)run to you,
Because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel;
For He has (AD)glorified you.”

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 54:11 Or lapis lazuli
  2. Isaiah 54:12 I.e., bright red
  3. Isaiah 54:12 Or carbuncles
  4. Isaiah 54:12 Lit border, boundary
  5. Isaiah 54:13 Or disciples of
  6. Isaiah 54:17 Lit rises against
  7. Isaiah 55:1 Lit Hoy
  8. Isaiah 55:1 Lit silver
  9. Isaiah 55:2 Lit weigh out silver
  10. Isaiah 55:3 Lit your soul
  11. Isaiah 55:3 Lit of David

11 עֲנִיָּ֥ה סֹעֲרָ֖ה לֹ֣א נֻחָ֑מָה הִנֵּ֨ה אָנֹכִ֜י מַרְבִּ֤יץ בַּפּוּךְ֙ אֲבָנַ֔יִךְ וִיסַדְתִּ֖יךְ בַּסַּפִּירִֽים׃

12 וְשַׂמְתִּ֤י כַּֽדְכֹד֙ שִׁמְשֹׁתַ֔יִךְ וּשְׁעָרַ֖יִךְ לְאַבְנֵ֣י אֶקְדָּ֑ח וְכָל־גְּבוּלֵ֖ךְ לְאַבְנֵי־חֵֽפֶץ׃

13 וְכָל־בָּנַ֖יִךְ לִמּוּדֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה וְרַ֖ב שְׁל֥וֹם בָּנָֽיִךְ׃

14 בִּצְדָקָ֖ה תִּכּוֹנָ֑נִי רַחֲקִ֤י מֵעֹ֙שֶׁק֙ כִּֽי־לֹ֣א תִירָ֔אִי וּמִ֨מְּחִתָּ֔ה כִּ֥י לֹֽא־תִקְרַ֖ב אֵלָֽיִךְ׃

15 הֵ֣ן גּ֥וֹר יָג֛וּר אֶ֖פֶס מֵֽאוֹתִ֑י מִי־גָ֥ר אִתָּ֖ךְ עָלַ֥יִךְ יִפּֽוֹל׃

16 ׳הֵן׳ ״הִנֵּ֤ה״ אָֽנֹכִי֙ בָּרָ֣אתִי חָרָ֔שׁ נֹפֵ֙חַ֙ בְּאֵ֣שׁ פֶּחָ֔ם וּמוֹצִ֥יא כְלִ֖י לְמַעֲשֵׂ֑הוּ וְאָנֹכִ֛י בָּרָ֥אתִי מַשְׁחִ֖ית לְחַבֵּֽל׃

17 כָּל־כְּלִ֞י יוּצַ֤ר עָלַ֙יִךְ֙ לֹ֣א יִצְלָ֔ח וְכָל־לָשׁ֛וֹן תָּֽקוּם־אִתָּ֥ךְ לַמִּשְׁפָּ֖ט תַּרְשִׁ֑יעִי זֹ֡את נַחֲלַת֩ עַבְדֵ֨י יְהוָ֧ה וְצִדְקָתָ֛ם מֵאִתִּ֖י נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃ ס

55 ה֤וֹי כָּל־צָמֵא֙ לְכ֣וּ לַמַּ֔יִם וַאֲשֶׁ֥ר אֵֽין־ל֖וֹ כָּ֑סֶף לְכ֤וּ שִׁבְרוּ֙ וֶֽאֱכֹ֔לוּ וּלְכ֣וּ שִׁבְר֗וּ בְּלוֹא־כֶ֛סֶף וּבְל֥וֹא מְחִ֖יר יַ֥יִן וְחָלָֽב׃

לָ֤מָּה תִשְׁקְלוּ־כֶ֙סֶף֙ בְּֽלוֹא־לֶ֔חֶם וִיגִיעֲכֶ֖ם בְּל֣וֹא לְשָׂבְעָ֑ה שִׁמְע֨וּ שָׁמ֤וֹעַ אֵלַי֙ וְאִכְלוּ־ט֔וֹב וְתִתְעַנַּ֥ג בַּדֶּ֖שֶׁן נַפְשְׁכֶֽם׃

הַטּ֤וּ אָזְנְכֶם֙ וּלְכ֣וּ אֵלַ֔י שִׁמְע֖וּ וּתְחִ֣י נַפְשְׁכֶ֑ם וְאֶכְרְתָ֤ה לָכֶם֙ בְּרִ֣ית עוֹלָ֔ם חַֽסְדֵ֥י דָוִ֖ד הַנֶּאֱמָנִֽים׃

הֵ֛ן עֵ֥ד לְאוּמִּ֖ים נְתַתִּ֑יו נָגִ֥יד וּמְצַוֵּ֖ה לְאֻמִּֽים׃

הֵ֣ן גּ֤וֹי לֹֽא־תֵדַע֙ תִּקְרָ֔א וְג֥וֹי לֹֽא־יְדָע֖וּךָ אֵלֶ֣יךָ יָר֑וּצוּ לְמַ֙עַן֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ וְלִקְד֥וֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל כִּ֥י פֵאֲרָֽךְ׃ ס